Larry Mantle speaks with world-renowned psychologist Shelley Taylor about her research confirming that tending and nurturing are biological instincts hardwired into our genes and hormones, as important to human evolution as is searching for food or sleeping. Her new book is The Tending Instinct (Time Books).
Larry Mantle and critics Charles Solomon, animation critic of amazon.com, F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, and Peter Rainer of New York Magazine discuss this week's new film releases, including Insomnia, Enough, The Importance of Being Earnest, Home Movie, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, CQ, The Komediant, Late Marriage, Master of the Flying Guillotine, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. Henry Sheehan of Fresh Air joins us from France to talk about the Cannes Film Festival.
President Obama has secured enough votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal. Also, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is now refusing to issue marriage licenses entirely, to avoid having to issue one to a gay or lesbian couple. Then, without solitary confinement, how will California prisons control gang members?
Pope Francis will allow priests to forgive women who've had abortions. Also, in his first bid for the U.S. presidency, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won eight states and the Iowa Caucuses. How is Huckabee’s campaign different this time around? Then, 18-year-old Michelle Carter is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge for allegedly convincing her former boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself last summer.
On the day that LAPD lapel cameras make their debut, we talk about the ratcheting-up of tensions between cops and activists. Also, the AP is bringing legal action against the FBI after a sting operation that involved impersonating an AP journalist and creating a false AP news story as part of a sting operation. Then, how has the tone of immigration debate changed over the decades? All that and more, on today's AirTalk.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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